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Health Benefits of EVs

Over the past several years, DoD and the each of the service branches have made a concerted effort to transition its domestic non-tactical fleet to electric vehicles (EVs), especially the Army. Leadership has recognized the many benefits of EVs, including less fuel dependence, less fuel convoys, and less casualties on the battlefield. But there is another positive aspect of an EV transition: the health benefits for soldiers, defense communities, and U.S. society as a whole. Read more...

Innovating Out of the Climate Crisis: Carbon Emissions

As the private sector, federal regulators, and climate activists alike search for more tools to keep carbon out of the atmosphere, active carbon management approaches like carbon capture, utilization, and storage – once seen as too costly, too risky, or both – are gaining renewed attention. Read more...

Ukrainian Reconstruction Aid is Vital for Global Food Security

The war in Ukraine has strained the global grain supply and countries with food insecurity are feeling the pinch. When the war ends, damaged equipment, contaminated fields, and stolen grain will persist and limit grain production. Therefore, it is imperative that the United States continues aiding Ukraine during its reconstruction.Read more...

Coal to Nuclear (C2N) Transitions

As local governments, industries, and policymakers explore the different pathways in the clean energy transition, another innovative option has entered the conversation: transitioning former coal facilities to nuclear plants. A coal-to-nuclear (C2N) transition would install a nuclear reactor at the site of a retired coal power plant. Indeed, if demonstrations perform as anticipated, a C2N has the potential for deep and long-lasting environmental and economic benefits and provide robust zero-carbon energy.Read more...